Red Riding Hood and the Wolf: Our Journey to Success

Last Update: August 19, 2018

I recently wrote anarticle about the lessons of Little Red Riding Hood. I couldn't help but think about us here at Wealthy Affiliate. We have wonderful training here, but some of us with little or no experience may feel as if we have been let loose into the woods to face a wolf. Never fear: listen to the instructions of your mother before you left the house.

1. Don't Get Distracted

It is easy to get distracted by so many things floating around the internet and lose our focus. For Red Riding Hood, it was flowers. For you, it is likely something else. Stay focused and follow the path till you reach Grandmother's House (our goal $).

2. Remember Mother's instructions.

Red Riding Hood so soon forgot her mother's instructions and failed in everything she was told to do. We have great training here. If we forget, we can always go back to the lesson and watch the video again. That is very nice. We need to do what the videos say though, if we are to be successful and get to Grandmother's house. So many watch the videos but it doesn't make sense to them, so they do there own thing, and like Red Riding Hood, it is costly. True, you may not get eaten by a wolf, but you--like Red Riding Hood--will be delayed in getting to Grandmother's house.

3. Don't Talk to Wolves.

We can get caught up with the wrong types of people on the internet. Be careful. Make friends with those who are true and helpful and not in it only for themselves and what they can get. Look for helpful people--and you help people too. It usually doesn't take long to spot a wolf. If they constantly talk about themselves or say they know better--a better way to make you money faster, or can give you a better rate than anyone else--beware! That is a wolf seeking to devour you.

I am sure there is much more I could share here. If you have any additional thooughts, please leave them in the comments. Look forward to hearing your perspective!

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firstlearn Premium
The wolves abound in copious numbers.

RobertDoyle Premium
Yes, they surely do.
nsilva2270 Premium
Excellent advice. Too bad Little Red Riding Hood hadn't met you before she met the wolf.
RobertDoyle Premium
Thanks for your kind words.
dragonfly10 Premium Plus
I love this post. What a great analogy. Thanks for the thought-provoking blog. Such a reminder to stay on track.
RobertDoyle Premium
Thank you. Glad you liked it. I thought this would be a creative way of bringing the point across.
CandP Premium
What a wonderful way to remind us of how we should proceed, especially those of us with little experience in the online world. You brought to our minds the poem about Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by Roald Dahl. This is the last paragraph:
It is so funny and talks about the little girl turning the tables on the wolf.
We shall do the same for any 'wolves' who might be out there!
Thanks for your post!
Colette and Philip

A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
But what a change! No cloak of red,
No silly hood upon her head.
She said, 'Hello, and do please note
My lovely furry wolfskin coat.'
RobertDoyle Premium
Thank you for your encouragement and kind reply. Thanks also for taking the time to share the poem about Little Red Riding Hood. All the best,
MKearns Premium
Great analogies Robert!
RobertDoyle Premium
Thank you kindly. I have taught school, and a little creativity helps bring the point across.